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  • Photograph is of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli upon which Stephen Pemblington's name is commemorated.
Person Details
04 Jan 1887
Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Stephen Pemblington was born in 1887 the son of Thomas a farm labourer and Margaret Pemblington née Smith of 58 Sherwood Road Sutton in Ashfield. Thomas was born in 1850 at Farnsfield, Margaret Smith was born in 1857 at Newark, they were married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell registration district, they went on to have 8 children, sadly 3 died in infancy or early childhood. Stephen married Elizabeth Greaves (born 26th July 1888) on 26th March 1910 their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield registration district, they had 3 children, Stephen born 29th July 1910, Luther born 20th November 1911 and Elizabeth born 24th April 1915. In 1911 the family lived at 56 Sherwood Road, Kirkby Road, Sutton in Ashfield. Stephen is 24 yrs of age and a coal miner hewer. Commencing 13th January 1916 a pension of 20 shillings and 6 pence were awarded to his children's guardian, Margaret Ward. his widow had died in 1920 aged 33 yrs.
He was a coal miner.
13 Jul 1915
3054927 - CWGC Website
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private Stephen Pemblington, enlisted at Sutton on 4th September 1914 and served with the R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, he was killed in action on 13th July 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Pemblington was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Article published Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 30th July 1915 :- SUTTON SOLDIER'S DEATH. – News was received on Wednesday [28th July 1915] of the death of another Sutton soldier – Private Stephen Pemblington, of Sherwood-road, Kirkby-road, who was killed in action in the Dardanelles. Prior to his enlistment in the Marines on Sept. 5th, Private Pemblington was a miner. He was 29 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children.” In memoriam published 13th August 1915 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “In loving memory of Stephen Pemblington, the beloved son of Margaret and Thomas Pemblington, of 2, Sherwood Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, who was killed in Action in the Dardanelles, July 13th, 1915, aged 29 years. “I let my home in perfect health. “I little thought of death so nigh; “But God thought fit to call me home. “And with His will I must comply.” “In the midst of life we are in death.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph is of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli upon which Stephen Pemblington's name is commemorated.
    Stephen Pemblington - Photograph is of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli upon which Stephen Pemblington's name is commemorated.